Voting: who can vote & what is the procedure?
This year, both staff and students can vote for the University Council, the faculty councils and the divisional committees. The elections are held electronically. Everyone who is entitled to vote will receive an e-mail at his or her Tilburg University e-mail address with a link to the voting application. Students can vote from April 21 09:00 hrs up to and including April 23 16:00 hrs, 2020. The elections for staff are from 11 up to and including 14 May, 2020.
Are you entitled to vote?
An electoral roll is determined for every election. Everyone who is entitled to vote is listed on the Electoral roll. The Electoral roll is set to a specific date. For the upcoming elections (April 2020) the electoral roll is set to February 2nd. You may inspect the roll to see if your name is featured. The roll will be available in C 185, or by calling 013 466 2805. If you are entitled to vote, you may also put your name forward as a candidate for the participatory councils for which you have a right to vote. In these elections, the student and staff sections will be elected for the University Council and the Faculty Councils and (staff only) the Divisional Committees.
If you were registered as a student on February 3rd you will be eligible to vote (please read the section ‘Am I entitled to vote as a student?’ for more information).
The Electoral roll is available for inspection at the electoral office (C 185). As of February 14th.
What to vote for?
- University Council
- Faculty Councils
- Divisional Committees
More information will be published online as soon as possible. All students receive an e-mail with a link to the voting application.
What is the voting procedure?
The elections are held electronically. When the elections actually start, everyone who is entitled to vote will receive an e-mail at his or her Tilburg University e-mail address. You can read this message outside Tilburg University via webmail.
The e-mail will contain a link to the voting application. You log in with your user name and password; then you can cast your vote. Every student who is entitled can vote for the University Council and if applicable, for their Faculty Council. You may only cast 1 vote per Council. Once you have cast your vote, you cannot change it in any way.
As you are able to vote from any computer or device (if it runs the necessary software) with an internet connection there is no need to vote at one of the booths that student parties will set up during the elections. Although you can vote there, these booths should be considered an extra service. If you feel intimidated in any way by the candidates asking you to vote, please inform the Electoral Office’s coordinator directly: e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org